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July 3 - August 10, 2023

Application deadline: March 15, 2023. 

The Ottoman Summer School is an intensive six-week program that is designed to improve students’ reading and comprehension skills in Ottoman sources. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of classes will be offered this year. The Ottoman language courses are complemented by Arabic, Persian and Modern Turkish classes, which are to be taken in line with students’ needs. 

The 2023 summer session will be conducted only in-person.

Several of the instructors at the Ottoman Summer School come from the University of Chicago tradition and specialize in teaching Ottoman and Modern Turkish to non-native Turkish speakers. After more than a decade of organizing the intensive summer program at ANAMED, they bring their experience and expertise to santralistanbul Campus of İstanbul Bilgi University. A number of excursions aim to introduce the students to the collections of the Ottoman State Archives and the major manuscript libraries in Istanbul.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an institution of higher education. Current and incoming MA and PhD students as well as current BA students are eligible to apply.
  • For the applicants to the Beginner Ottoman course, at least one year (100 contact hours) of Modern Turkish instruction is a prerequisite. Additionally, familiarity with the Arabic script is expected.
  • US citizens are eligible for FLAS or FLAG scholarships. Please inquire with your institution for more information.

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